Divorce Poem by Teens

My parents have recently decided to separate I have found this a very hard thing to deal with. I am 15 and have never written poetry before, but one night I was feeling particularly upset so I just let my emotions flow.

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When I was five years old my parents divorced. My mom went and got a boyfriend, and I think that's why they broke up. My dad took it really hard and has only been in one relationship since...

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Seperation

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Published: November 2011

One day, the worst in my life
The two that once loved me so,
Ripped my world apart with some few words
That I really wish I had not heard
But that night changed my life
Like the way day turns to night
I had now given up trying to fight.

What happened to richer or for poorer,
For better or for worse?
I look back at those photographs
You two, filled with many content laughs
But that one night, which will never be forgotten
Changed my life, not for better, but for worse
A light had been turned out like there had been a curse.

Perhaps I could have done something
To stop this grim thing
Was it me? Did I play a part in this?
You say it is not so, but how could I ever know?
Perhaps, just perhaps, I could have changed your ways
And I may not be in such a daze.

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  • Lailani by Lailani
  • 7 years ago

I can really relate to this poem. My parents have an unstable relationship. My mom's bipolar and my dad has always been the best husband and dad, but my mom is so damn selfish and blind and won't make up her mind. One minute she loves him and the next minute she wants a divorce. She's always going out with her friends and partying and drinking. She never comes home and it seems like she never wants to spend time with me. I just feel so forgotten. My parents have been on and off for 3 years now and I'm 14. I'm so sick and tired of this BS and all my moms empty promises. I've tried talking to her, but everything I say seems to float by her :(
Once we got into a heated argument and I confronted her about her drinking problems and she told me that she didn't care what I thought anymore. She's even raised a hand to me and I was completely caught off guard. To think my own mother would even consider laying hands on me....

  • Evah DeWitt by Evah DeWitt
  • 4 years ago

When I was five years old my parents divorced. My mom went and got a boyfriend, and I think that's why they broke up. My dad took it really hard and has only been in one relationship since then, that was 10 years ago. He is an alcoholic and used to abuse me. At one point he and my (at the time three-year-old) brother and I lived in a tent on his friend's farm for an entire year, then a trailer, then a small old house behind a train, and now we live in a nicer house, but it's costing more so we're always broke. I've been living with my mom for half the week and my dad for the other half. I'm not one for favoritism, but even though I love my dad, my mom is way better. I'm really tired of my dad always getting pissed at my mom, and my mom making me call my dad to arrange pick-up/drop-off situations because she's afraid of him getting mad at her. He and I have been getting into fights a lot more often now, and I really hate it. It could be worse though ._.

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